Presented at Common Street Arts August 1 – September 8, 2018

Waterville, Maine — Common Street Arts, the programmatic arm of Waterville Creates!, in partnership with members of the Waterville Area Art Society, the Harlow Gallery, Common Street Arts and the Wesserunsett Arts Council, will host Ebb + Flow: Reflections on the Kennebec River, a new exhibition opening at Common Street Arts on August 1, 2018. Members of these organizations have been invited to participate in the exhibition by submitting a work that relates to the Kennebec River and the vital role the river has played for centuries throughout the communities of Skowhegan, Waterville, Hallowell, Maine. The deadline for member artists to submit is May 1, 2018; for submission requirements, please visit:

The exhibition explores the Kennebec River as a natural resource that has served as a defining feature of the towns and cities that surround it. This magnificent waterway has sustained communities for generations through its role in supporting Maine’s transportation, logging, forestry, textile and paper industries-as well as its more leisurely role in providing and sustaining recreational pursuits including boating, fishing, and swimming. The exhibition will reflect the significance of the Kennebec river and its importance as a unique natural feature that has shaped the history of the central Maine region.

“One of the primary goals of Waterville Creates! is to provide networking and creative opportunities for artists—this exhibition is a wonderful way to respond to one of our region’s important natural resources and expand connections across the Central Maine area for artists”, says Patricia King, vice president of programs and operations at Waterville Creates!

The Common Street Arts gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 – 5:00pm. To learn more about the Ebb + Flow: Reflections on the Kennebec River exhibition including submission requirements for artists, visit:

About Waterville Creates!
Waterville Creates! is a non-profit on a mission to promote, support, and grow greater Waterville’s arts and cultural scene. Collaborating with regional arts and culture institutions and their supporters, together we are strengthening our community as a vibrant creative center, increasing access to creative opportunities. Learn more at